hiking

hiking
8 days ago

It's a 3 star hike for sure. it's great to be out in nature. there aren't any spectacular views, although there are some cool peaks in the distance. It's long, so you can decide how long of a day you want to make it. We turned around probably 3.5 miles in to make it a fairly short day. it's easy to get to and close to Denver.

hiking
12 days ago

My dog and I went on a Thursday at 10am and did the Elkhorn to EagleView to Raven's Roost route (between 4.5 and 5 miles). There were not too many other hikers at all which is so nice as other places can be so busy in the summer. There is a big, free parking lot and bathrooms, as others stated. The hike itself was very peaceful and serene, with lots of pretty flowers, butterflies, birds, and a beautiful view at the top. I didn't find the hike too hard (there were steeper inclines at the beginning) and liked that it went through the forest and also had some exposed spots.

Nice hike with beautiful views. We started with the songbird trail which is very easy and flat, then crossed the road to the Hummingbird trail on the end farthest from the parking area. We were so glad we went this way because it made the most difficult incline on the way down. If you start Hummingbird by crossing the street at the parking lot be prepared for a strenuous climb.

Either way the climb is well worth it. The"back area" is so peaceful and quiet. The views from the top are gorgeous with the exception of the power lines.